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'Sons of Anarchy': 5 things first-timers should know to jump into the season 5 premiere

Tonight, Sons of Anarchy returns with an explosive, emotional fifth season premiere (FX, 10 p.m. ET). Since we’ve already given diehards plenty of intel on season 5, let’s talk to the people who’ve heard how great this EWwy-nominated show is (Ken Tucker gives it an an A- in the current issue of EW) but haven’t had a chance to catch up. Here are five things you need to know in order to jump in tonight. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': Are Clay's days numbered? Plus: What to expect in season 5

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Somehow, someway, Clay survived season 4 of Sons of Anarchy. But does that mean the former SAMCRO prez is now in the clear, or are his days still numbered? Mandi Bierly and I discuss that and more as we preview Sons of Anarchy’s upcoming season 5 on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast.

What can we expect from the new additions of Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau? What is Gemma’s next move? And how will Jax react to being at the head of the table? We’ve seen the first two episodes and will provide our thoughts and teases as for what to expect. Just click on the audio player icon below to hear Mandi and me break it down. (The Sons of Anarchy discussion begins at 14 minutes in.)

But first, Dan Snierson and Melissa Maerz stop by to discuss and debate the Breaking Bad 2012 finale. Is Walt’s cancer back? Is Jesse really out? And should we be rooting for Heisenberg at this point, or against him? We answer all that and present theories as to how the whole thing may end. Plus, Annie Barrett calls in preview the new (and hopefully improved) X Factor. Will the addition of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato make the show watchable? Is it worth giving The X Factor another shot? (The X Factor chat starts at 26:00.) READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': Behind the scenes with Joel McHale -- VIDEO

While we won’t meet Joel McHale’s con man Warren (no last name) in Sons of Anarchy‘s Sept. 11 season 5 premiere (he first appears in episode six), you can watch him in action now in the latest installment of “Before the Anarchy” embedded below. We see him in makeup (there will be blood), and he talks about his chance to shoot guns and possibly a nude scene. (We hope/assume he isn’t joking about that.) READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Will Walt die on 'Breaking Bad'...and should he? Plus: previewing 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'The X Factor'

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With only eight episodes remaining and brother-in-law Hank finally on to him, is the clock about to run out on Breaking Bad’s Walter White…as in, is he finally doomed to die? But more important than that, do we want him to die? EW’s own Dan Snierson and Melissa Maerz join me on this week’s edition of the InsideTV Podcast to break down the last Breaking Bad episode of the year. Is Walt’s cancer back? Will Hank finally take down Heisenberg? And what sort of misery will befall Jesse next? We have theories! Listen in as we discuss how TV’s best drama may — or may not — wrap things up.

Then, Mandi Bierly stops by to preview the upcoming season 5 of Sons of Anarchy and offer up intel on the two big new characters played by Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau. We’ve seen the first two (excellent) episodes and provide some teases and clues on what to expect. (If you want to skip straight to the Sons of Anarchy discussion, it begins at 14:00.)

Finally, we call up Annie Barrett to get her insight on the new X Factor judges panel. Will the addition of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato make the show…um, watchable? Is it worth giving The X Factor another shot? And who the hell is hosting this show now anyway? We get into all of that and more — like which show will come out on top: The X-Factor or The Voice. (The X Factor chat starts at 26:00.) READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': Fun in the makeup trailer -- VIDEO

If you told me that TV’s most fun hair and makeup trailer was on the set of Sons of Anarchy, I wouldn’t have believed you. But now, after viewing the latest installment of “Behind the Anarchy,” it has my vote. Watch the “Juice” video below, in which Theo Rossi takes us along for his grooming session at around :55. Ron Perlman’s entrance may be the best thing you’ve seen all day… until Charlie Hunnam is shown doing push-ups. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': Meet the new members of S.A.M.C.R.O. -- VIDEO

It’s time to meet the new faces in Charming, friends. The latest “Before the Anarchy” webisode introduces three new members of S.A.M.C.R.O., who we’ll get to know when Sons of Anarchy returns Sept. 11. There’s Frankie Diamonds (Chuck Zito), Gogo (Chris Browning), and Greg the Peg, a badass biker who just happens to be missing a leg (like actor Kurt Yaeger). “I don’t know if you should trust us or not,” Yaeger says. This show? We’ll guess not.

We also get a first look at two “wild cards” who’ll work under Jimmy Smits’ Nero —  Lupe (Jorge Pallo) and Fiasco (Rey Gallegos). They like to “joke around, shoot some people.” Business as usual! READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': A frail Clay, a sharp-tongued Gemma -- VIDEO

With Sons of Anarchy‘s Sept. 11 season premiere date approaching, the promo footage just keeps coming. Of the four clips below, the best is titled “Nero” and hints at how close Jimmy Smits’ character Nero Padilla, an OG gangbanger, gets to Katey Sagal’s Gemma — and how far Gemma and Clay (Ron Perlman) are from reuniting. “I don’t even know who you are anymore,” Clay says. “Why don’t you bounce my face off the floor, and maybe you’ll recognize me,” she answers.  READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': Boss and cast tease new characters and a hot hook-up

How will Clay come back from all his evil deeds last season? Just how bad is Damon Pope — the powerful man whose daughter was killed at the end of last season? And whose on the rebound?

Those questions and more were answered during Sons of Anarchy‘s panel at TCA this afternoon. Here’s what the cast — including new players Jimmy Smits and Harold Perrineau — and executive producer Kurt Sutter  had to say.

CLAY:  As the season starts, Clay (Ron Perlman) is in a whole new form — downright frail. “He’s the same guy but dealing with a totally different set of circumstances,” says Perlman. And considering his state, could this season the end of Clay? No one is safe, says Sutter. Well, except for Jax (Charlie Hunnam). “I will say this, my sense of where the show will end up includes Jax — and perhaps Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Clay” he says. “As we come into season 5, it’s really the first season I’ve had to have a very clear sense of what my endgame is. I realized that this season, I have to write to this endgame.”

DAMON POPE: After the death of his daughter at the hands of SAMCRO last season, new character Damon Pope (Perrineau) is on the war path — in an unexpected way. “To me, the character of Damon Pope was a guy who had come out of the streets and really changed the perception of who he was. I wanted a guy who had refinement and could show some vulnerability. I waned an actor who could play all those levels,” said Sutter. READ FULL STORY

'New Girl,' 'Revenge,' 'Scandal,' 'Sons of Anarchy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from L.A. and TCA!

Team EW has been working hard to bring you all the news coming out of the left coast this week (hence the Spoiler Room Evening Edition here!), but there’s plenty of spoilery stuff from the week that I saved just for y’all! Read on for deets.

Also, want more? Stay tuned. And make sure you send your questions to me. via e-mail or on Twitter @EWSandraG.


'Sons of Anarchy': Behind the scenes of season 5 -- VIDEO

Sons of Anarchy fans at Comic-Con got a taste of the explosive season 5 premiere (watch a clip), and now comes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the season, which premieres in September. In the “Before the Anarchy” featurette below, Ryan Hurst reveals Opie may be looking for a way to kick Jax (Charlie Hunnam) out of the club to give his friend the life he knows Jax had wanted with Tara (Maggie Siff) and his boys. We also get glimpses of Jimmy Smits, Harold Perrineau, and guest star Ashley Tisdale in action. (Takeaway: Perrineau’s Damon Pope has the nicest office we’ve ever seen on the show.)

Perhaps the most fun though is hearing Rockmond Dunbar (Sheriff Eli Roosevelt) sell the season — “Of course, people are gonna die, because that’s what we do on this show. We kill motherf—ers, dead” — and watching Humman bust Theo Rossi’s (Juice) balls for wanting to be a part of “Before the Anarchy.” READ FULL STORY

Emmy Watch: 'Sons of Anarchy' EP Paris Barclay talks setting up a season right

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to return nomination ballots, is running a series called Emmy Watch, featuring highlight clips and interviews with actors, producers, and writers whom EW TV critic Ken Tucker has on his wish list for the nominations announcement on July 19.

There have been a few times in Sons of Anarchy EP/director Paris Barclay’s career when he’s known he’s had something special. “Like when David Milch would write a script at NYPD Blue, and I’d go, ‘Wow, this will be fantastic,’ and I’d direct it and he’d win the Emmy and I’d win the Emmy,” Barclay says, laughing. He had the same “wow” feeling when Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter handed him the script for the season 4 opener, “Out.” “It has not only the brutality that some people associate with Sons, but also some really tender, loving scenes — a wedding, a proposal. It’s a great juxtaposition of the kind of hard action that we do really well and some really deep emotional stuff.”

That juxtaposition was set up by the brilliant end montage of the season opener and defined Sons of Anarchy‘s entire fourth season. We’re hoping this is the year the show finally breaks into the Outstanding Drama category. READ FULL STORY

Emmy Watch: Katey Sagal talks 'Hands' (and Kurt Sutter's decision to stay silent during Emmy season)

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to return nomination ballots, is running a series called Emmy Watch, featuring highlight clips and interviews with actors, producers, and writers whom EW TV critic Ken Tucker has on his wish list for the nominations announcement on July 19.

Katey Sagal has never been nominated for an Emmy, which becomes more baffling when you add her turn as Gemma Teller, the tough-as-nails old lady to Clay (Ron Perlman) on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, to her long list of credits. In season 4, under the weight of a secret neither of them wanted revealed to Gemma’s son Jax (Charlie Hunnam), their marriage frayed (Perlman’s real-life mother told him his character on Sons had gone too far) and Gemma wanted Clay dead. Here, Sagal takes us inside “Hands,” the episode when the situation came to a head — and blows — after Gemma pieced together Clay’s involvement in the attempted murder of Jax’s fiancée, Tara (Maggie Siff). READ FULL STORY

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